What Herd Immunity actually is (hint: it’s not what you think) and why it’s a good reason to be more careful.
Part of the confusion around herd immunity and it’s role in designing policy for the COVID-19 pandemic has been understanding the actual definition of herd immunity. It has been misconstrued or oversimplified in a harmful way by the media and even by some experts. The herd immunity threshold (HIT) is the percent of a population […]
The most common false thing that I am hearing from the right these days is that most COVID deaths are not actually from COVID but from other causes. This is at best a misconception, and at worst genocidal COVID denialism. Let me explain. The origin of this conspiracy theory, as I am beginning to learn […]